Always in Our Hearts: Etta Jones as We Loved Her

Always in Our Hearts: Etta Jones as We Loved Her

by Etta Jones


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Always in Our Hearts: Etta Jones as We Loved Her

Etta Jones, who died in 2002, recorded for the High Note label during her final six years. This sampler has selections picked from five of her final recordings by her longtime musical partner tenor-saxophonist Houston Person, who says that they were her favorite tracks. There are three selections apiece from The Melody Lingers On, All the Way and her final album Etta Jones Sings Lady Day plus one apiece from My Buddy and Easy Living. Although her range had shrunk a little by then, her voice still sounded fairly strong during these last years while her expressive qualities made many of the selections touching. Person has a few short solos, as do guitarists Russell Malone and Peter Bernstein and trombonist Steve Turre is on "I Should Care," but the emphasis is mostly on Jones' singing. Her fans will desire her complete CDs but beginners wanting a sampling of this underrated talent will find much to savor on this well-conceived set, which is highlighted by the best version of "All of Me" since Dinah Washington.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/27/2004
Label: Highnote
UPC: 0632375712426
catalogNumber: 757124
Rank: 88590

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Etta Jones   Primary Artist,Vocals
Ray Drummond   Bass
Houston Person   Tenor Saxophone
Norman Simmons   Piano
Richard Wyands   Piano
Russell Malone   Guitar
Kenny Washington   Drums
Peter Bernstein   Guitar
Keter Betts   Bass
Steve Turre   Trombone
John Webber   Bass
Chip White   Drums
Tom Aalfs   Violin
Frankie Jones   Drums
DJ Frankie Jones   Drums
Tom Aalfs   Violin
Dick Morgan   Piano

Technical Credits

Houston Person   Producer,Reissue Producer,Audio Production
Buddy Johnson   Composer
William Best   Composer
Billie Holiday   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
George Douglas   Composer
Joe Fields   Executive Producer
Arthur Herzog   Composer
Jerry Jeff Walker   Composer
Axel Stordahl   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Deek Watson   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Composer
Mitch Yuspeh   Engineer
Harold Adamson   Composer
Seymour Simons   Composer
Gerald Marks   Composer
Robert Thiele   Composer
Dick Peterson   Composer

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